Deadline: 2 December 2016
The United States Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is inviting organizations interested in submitting proposals on forensic assistance aimed at addressing legacies of gross human rights violations, combating violence and impunity, and promoting accountability and justice.
- Exhumation of mass graves, identification of victims’ remains, and preservation and documentation of evidence for a range of transitional justice processes.
- Activities to foster capacity-building, greater coordination and information sharing among civil society organizations and forensic anthropology groups working on these issues, including the development of networks for information sharing, best practices in the provision of psychosocial services, legal assistance, and/or advocacy activities; and efforts to better integrate victims and their families into political and social processes.
- Furthering work on victims’ and their family members’ right to truth, justice, reparation and non-recurrence through: use of forensic evidence and documentation; fostering effective political participation of indigenous and marginalized groups; possibly organizing and advocating for government investigations into forced disappearances and other serious human rights abuses; and other victim-led memorialization and truth-telling activities within communities.
- DRL anticipates having approximately $700,000 available to support approximately one successful application submitted in response to this NOFO, subject to the availability of funding.
- Applicants can submit one application in response to the solicitation.
- Applications should not request less than $100,000 and no more than $700,000.
- Applicants should include an anticipated start date between March 2017 – June 2017 and the period of performance should be between 12 – 36 months.
- DRL welcomes applications from U.S.-based and foreign-based non-profit organizations/nongovernment organizations (NGO) and public international organizations; private, public, or state institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations or businesses.
- DRL’s preference is to work with non-profit entities; however, there may be some occasions when a for-profit entity is best suited.
- Applicants must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with thematic or in-country partners, entities and relevant stakeholders, including private sector partners and NGOs, and have demonstrable experience in administering successful and preferably similar projects.
- DRL encourages applications from foreign-based NGOs headquartered in the geographic regions/countries relevant to this NOFO. Applicants may form consortia and submit a combined application. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant with the other members as sub-award partners.
- DRL reserves the right to request additional background information on applicants that do not have previous experience administering federal grant awards, and these applicants may be subject to limited funding on a pilot basis.
- DRL is committed to an anti-discrimination policy in all of its projects and activities.
- DRL welcomes applications irrespective of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other status. DRL encourages applications from organizations working with the most at risk and vulnerable communities, including women, youth, persons with disabilities, members of ethnic or religious minority groups, and LGBTI persons.
How to Apply
Applicants can find application forms, kits, or other materials needed to apply at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit grants.gov.